• California

    Construction Litigation Support

    Consultants and forensic experts providing complex and highly technical testimony based upon many years of experience in the design and building of structures for human occupancy.

    Areas of Expertise
  • Construction Expert Witness and Mediator

    Founder and Chief Executive of MPGroup

    Michael S. Poles utilizes 58 years of diverse education, specialized training, and a lifetime of experiences in the business of design and construction of buildings.

    Meet Michael Poles
  • Diverse Experience

    Essential to Credible Expert Witness Testimony

    Personal working relationships with clients, built on communication and mutual trust to produce desirable results that often lead to successful outcomes.

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Los Angeles Construction Experts

MPGroup: Working Closely with California Lawyers

WHO WE ARE: MPGroup was created in 1962 by Michael S. Poles and is a Los Angeles county-based collaboration of architects, engineers, contractors, and other construction technical experts skilled in the design, management, and construction of all types of buildings for human occupancy.

WHAT WE DO: MPGroup provides a diversity of construction related services for businesses, government agencies, insurance companies and consumers, with our primary service sector of Construction Litigation Support, under the direction of legal counsel:

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Utilizing 58 years of hands-on experience, we have consulted and testified in a multitude of construction issues ranging from SAFETY to CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS (SB 800) for all types of projects including apartments, commercial, condominiums, custom homes, fire stations, hospitals, hotels, industrial, office buildings, police stations, public schools, public works, shopping centers, single-family residential, skilled nursing facilities, tenant improvement, theme parks and tract housing.

COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE: Moving forward into 2021, our seasoned team of experts continue to utilize their many years of experience in construction litigation support and courtroom testimony. We effectively educate the triers of fact in the technical aspects of the case and are committed to the highest professional and ethical standards to assist legal counsel and their clients realize positive results.

While serving both plaintiff and defense sides of the aisle, we follow the material facts. Our expert team understands the technical and legal challenges while working very closely with our clients to convey all construction-related technical aspects of their case ensuring they are fully prepared for trial.

Your concerns are heard, equitably communicated, and more importantly …


For more about our areas of expertise and the types of cases with which we are experienced, scroll down to: Construction Litigation Support - Complex and Simple Litigated Issues, or click here.

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Contact our office now for your initial consultation and discover how we can make all the difference for your case: (800) 684-910



MPGroup is a Veteran Owned Business Enterprise


Experienced Support from a Dedicated Team

“Experience has demonstrated that by establishing a personal working relationship with each client, built upon communication and mutual trust can produce desirable results that often lead to a successful outcome of the case.” – Michael S. Poles

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Pursuant to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, all appearances shall be conducted in strict accordance with all applicable Federal, State and County Health Code recommendations and appearances shall be conducted either in person when deemed safe, or TELECONFERENCING via Zoom or Skype.


All site inspections shall be treated on an individual basis and considered when and how they may be conducted in strict accordance with established guidelines and considered to be safe for all parties


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Benefit from Our
58 Years of Hands-On Experience

  • Hands-on experience and construction technical expertise
  • Experience with many businesses, insurance, law firms, & individuals
  • Specialists with California building codes and construction defects law (SB 800)
  • Committed to the highest professional and ethical standards
  • A highly specialized team of professionals ready to meet your goals
  • Construction litigation support and mediation services for positive results
Contact Us

Discover how we can help you get the results you need, call

(800) 684-9100

Experience, Specialized Training, & Diverse Lifetime Experiences

Michael S. Poles, GC, CM, RCI, DABFET, ACFE

As the founding principal of MPGroup, Michael S. Poles has a wide and extensive field of capabilities within the construction industry. Utilizing 58 years of first-hand experience as a general building contractor ( California License No. 263193-B ), construction manager, and building inspector with numerous years in building code enforcement, he brings unique expertise and a complete team of professionals to assist legal counsel with the litigated case.

Furthermore, Michael is a mediator trained by the Institute for Mediation Studies and at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law. He has served 6 years mediating cases for the Los Angeles County Superior Court as a member of their panel of neutrals. Michael Poles currently provides private construction and premises liability mediation services, as a “non-attorney” mediator.

Our Mission Statement

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  • The purpose of the initial telephone consultation is for the expert and the lawyer to evaluate whether the expert candidate is sufficiently qualified to testify on the issues of the case at hand. There is ordinarily no charge for an initial telephone consultation with our office, as 30 minutes is customarily allotted without any charge.
  • Should you wish to discuss the substantive issues of your case in detail, whereby we are “working the case” beyond 30 minutes and providing technical, discovery and strategic advice, the consultation is subject to an hourly charge payable via credit card. You may also retain our services via credit card, and thereby formally designate our expert(s) to the court.
  • In furtherance of retainer, telephone consultation(s), photograph and/or document review, please call our office to discuss the case issues and how much time you wish to purchase. Fifteen (15) minute increments will apply.


  • We utilize 58 years of hands-on experience and construction technical expertise
  • We have experience with many businesses, insurance companies, law firms, and individual attorneys
  • We have served clients located throughout the United States and particularly within California
  • We are specialists with California building codes and construction law
  • We offer a highly specialized and experienced team of professionals ready to meet your goals
  • We provide construction litigation support and mediation services that get positive results for our clients
  • We are a collaboration of senior professionals and veterans of the United States Military committed to the highest professional and ethical standards
  • We are experienced with most construction issues ranging from SAFETY to CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS (SB 800)

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